I CAN live with defeat if every player battles to the last minute. What do you say to the players in your team talk? Neil Bates, e-mail
Jacko says: I SAID to the press after Monday's defeat at Doncaster that we didn't compete and it hurt me to have to do that.
What I meant by that was that we didn't get tight enough to the opposition.
When we play well, we close teams down, deny them space and get on the ball.
In those circumstances, it's us who dictate to them, but on Monday we allowed Doncaster to dictate far too much.
The defeat was upsetting.
I have always said to the players that I don't mind getting beaten as long as we've had a real go.
How we played at Doncaster was completely unacceptable.
There is a way I want us to play and, unfortunately, we didn't get anywhere near it on Monday.
That's why I've already told the lads that Sunday's home game with Hull City is a great chance for us to bounce back.
It's a big game, because with only half a dozen games gone, some sections are already starting to question me and the team - and I find that unbelievable.
WHY didn't we play 4-4-2 from the outset when we knew how Doncaster were going to play? Shogger, Kirkheaton; Spike the Terrier, Liversedge, Richard, e-mail and Tracey Howe, e-mail
Jacko says: WE have just played two other sides in Peterborough and Leeds who were 4-4-2 and we didn't have too many problems against them.
In fact, at Leeds, we played them off the park for a spell in the second half and they are a far better side than Doncaster.
I don't change my side to accommodate other teams because when we play our system and play it well, we are capable of beating anybody.
Losing on Monday had nothing to do with the shape of our side, it was about us standing off, not getting hold of the ball and not doing the things which make us look a good side.
The only reason I changed it in the second half was because we were getting over-run. If we had shown earlier that we were starting to get hold of the ball and pass and move, then I wouldn't have made the switch.
I am confident in the 3-5-2 formation we use and at the moment I am sticking with it.
There may be occasions in the future when I use a flat back four, but I will decide on that when the time is right.
The important thing at the moment is to get back to doing what we know we are good at.
WHY do we seem to have reverted to ineffective long-ball tactics? Andy, Huddersfield; George, Marsden; Garry Parker, e-mail
Jacko says: WE might have hit a few too many long balls of late, but it's certainly not the way I want the team to play or what we are best at.
We know we are not playing all that well at the moment - especially on Monday!
As I've already said, you only have to look at the football we played at Elland Road to realise what we are well capable of producing.
When we get the ball down and knock it around, that's when we prosper as a team.
I know people feel there is a tendancy to knock it long when we are not playing well as a unit and when confidence and results are not exactly what we would want.
I don't like us playing that way and the lads are always told to get the ball down, pass it and move.
The reason we didn't do that at Doncaster was because we never got near them to make sure we got the ball.
It was 43 minutes before I counted us putting three passes together. We are more than capable of matching anyone, but first and foremost you have to get hold of the ball and keep it and we didn't do that at Belle Vue on Monday.
I've also heard people say that if Boothy wasn't playing we wouldn't hit the long ball.
I don't think Boothy has won that many headers in the last three or four matches. He is at his most dangerous when people get wide and put good crosses into the box, not when we keep knocking balls down the middle of the pitch.
We have to get our wing-backs involved fully when we are attacking as a true force.
I have been encouraging us to do exactly that, but it didn't happen at Doncaster and it probably didn't happen in the first half against Peterborough either.
Rob Edwards and Andy Holdsworth have key roles to play and I want to see them bombing on and helping us to dictate.
SAW you on Sky TV at Hull. Do you enjoy media work and would you consider it as a career after management? Jenny, Lockwood
Jacko says: I WAS going to the Hull City v Bradford match in any case and, when Sky asked me to give some comments, I was happy to help them out.
I did a fair bit of radio work for the first six months when I was out of management before and I do enjoy it, but it's not something I would really consider as a career.
WHAT has happened to Steve Yates in defence? I couldn't see any problems with his performances, so why has he been dropped? Kieran Lenihan, Huddersfield
Jacko says: LAST season, Nathan Clarke was playing extremely well when he got injured and it left us with Efe Sodje, David Mirfin and Steve Yates as our back three.
I started with those three in the first couple of games but, when I felt Clarkey was absolutely ready, I decided to bring him back in.
That's just the choice I made as manager.
Steve has shown an excellent attitude since being left out of the side and there is no doubt that his chance will come again.
DEFENSIVE confidence is being undermined by the lack of quality at keeper. Why don't you share this view on Ian Gray? David, Norfolk
Jacko says: I HAVE got full confidence in Ian Gray and don't agree with your suggestion.
Ian has battled back from a bad injury and he would probably say himself that he hasn't quite hit his best form as yet, but I am happy with his performances. He is a big guy who commands his box and I think he's got a lot of quality.
WHY did you replace Macca with Brown against Peterborough when Mendes alongside Abbott could have been lethal? Chris, Dewsbury
Jacko says: POSH had two big, strong and physical centre-backs who I felt were starting to dominate too much as Macca tired towards the end.
I wanted someone to compete with them in the air and also to hold the ball up, and when Nat went on he certainly put himself about and did those jobs.
I was pleased with Macca, though, and he could probably count himself a little unlucky to be left out of the starting line-up at Doncaster on Monday.
I just felt we needed Boothy's height and experience, because he is a key player for us.
I will use all the squad. That's what they are there for.